|Short description:||Stopover and migration ecology of Red Knots at Delaware Bay, NJ.|
|Description:||The Red Knot (rufa subspecies) suffered remarkable declines in the last two decades. As part of a large international research and conservation effort, this study is investigating the staging ecology, migration timing and routes of Red Knots from critical sites across eastern North America including Delaware Bay - New Jersey, Mignan Archipelago - Quebec, James Bay - Ontario, Nelson River Estuary - Manitoba, and Southampton Island - Nunavut. Researchers are learning how long knots are using each of these critical areas and how fast they are moving between them. Southbound also migrants made important use of the Atlantic Coast in the United States including Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. These stopover sites are vitally important for birds preparing for their long distance south bound flight to northern Brazil and Argentina/Chile - Tierra del Fuego.
The animation available here - http://motus-wts.org/data/demo/redKnotDetections2014.html - shows a sample of relatively fast, <3 day duration, movements of Knots across the landscape.
Research Team: Environment Canada, New Jersey Fish and Wildlife, Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey.
Dr. Paul Smith
Dr. Larry Niles
Dr. Amanda Dey
|Project contact:||Larry Niles|
Jennifer Uehling, Cornell University
Pam Loring, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Stephanie Feigin, Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ
Yann Rochepault, Service canadien de la faune
|Species:||359 Red Knot|
132 Ruddy Turnstone
|Creation date:||2014-01-01 00:00:00 UTC|
|Data visible to the public:||Project contact information|
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Tag deployments (basic)
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Tag detections (daily summary)
|Data visible to any researcher:||Mobile GPS data|
|Data visible to any primary investigator:||Tag deployments (custom)|
|Private data:||Landowner information|
Receiver deployment (private)